Pressure meaning

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To force or try to force, as by influence or persuasion.

The salesman pressured us to buy the car right away.

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To pressure-cook.
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To pressurize.
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A pressing or being pressed; compression; squeezing.
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A condition of distress; oppression; affliction.
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A sense impression caused by or as by compression of a part of the body.
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The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
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A physical sensation produced by compression of a part of the body.
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The application of continuous force by one body on another that it is touching; compression.
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A mark made by application of force or weight; an impression.
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A compelling influence; constraining force.

Social pressure.

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Demands requiring immediate attention; urgency.
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A mark made by pressing; impression.
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Force per unit of area.
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To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on.
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A pressing; a force applied to a surface.

Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.

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A contrasting force or impulse of any kind.

The pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization.

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She has felt pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done by the first.

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The pressure of business.

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(physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
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To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.

Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.

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Pressure is an application of force by pressing, or an urgent demand or force which can cause stress.

An example of pressure is holding a bandage firmly on an open cut.

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Force applied uniformly over a surface, measured as force per unit area.
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Atmospheric pressure.
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Origin of pressure

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin pressūra from pressus past participle of premere to press per-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin pressÅ«ra.

    From Wiktionary